Ronaldo's five-match ban excessive-Carvajal

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The Blancos defender is hoping that the club can get a reduction to the suspension handed out to their star man for pushing a match official
Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-match ban following his red card in the Supercopa de Espana clash with Barcelona is “excessive”, according to Real Madrid team-mate Dani Carvajal.
Ronaldo scored Madrid’s stunning second goal in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Camp Nou, with the return leg coming up at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
But Zinedine Zidane’s side will be without their talisman after he was booked for removing his shirt in his goal celebration, before earning a second caution for simulation.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s hefty punishment comes as a result of him pushing Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after the referee brandished his red card.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) had the option of imposing a maximum suspension of 12 games for the offence, but Spain right-back Carvajal is hopeful Madrid can reduce Ronaldo’s punishment on appeal.
“I think it’s a bit excessive, this suspension for Cristiano,” Carvajal told a pre-match news conference.

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